If you’re aiming to eat a healthy balanced diet, no food should be considered totally off limits. However, there are some foods that are better to eat at certain times than others. Essentially, food is there to be enjoyed and is no longer just a basic requirement. Eating has become a sociable activity and is intertwined with our emotions and mood.
If you try and break foods down into ‘good’ and ‘bad’, eating can become very complicated. That being said, we do know that some foods will have effects in the body which, over time, or when consumed in excess, can have negative effects. So if a food is labeled at ‘good’ for you, it means it’s a better choice at that time. If it is labeled at ‘bad’ it just means it should be eaten sparingly and there are better options available. For example, sweets may be a bad food choice in the evening after a long day at work but a good choice if you’ve just been exercising for a long period of time.